Ashley is mean on the outside. She seems bitter and cold with a heart of black ice, but in the inside she's just a broken girl. She hides that side of her and pushes it down but it still eats het alive
"Stranger on the Third Floor" from 1940 generally takes the honor of being the first full-on film noir. The cinematography of Nicholas Musuraca is what pushes this noir to the head of the line. Eat your heart out, "Maltese Falcon."